Re: 64 Bit Linux shows 4GB... was Using all of 4GB RAM...

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On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 13:56 -0400, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> I appear to gain 935MB of RAM running the 64 bit version.  This is in
> spite of the spec sheet on my laptop saying:
> "Memory 4096 MB Memory Max Up to 4GB DDR2 (Up to 1 GB may not be
> available due to 32-bit operating system resource requirements)"

That sort of disclaimer doesn't mean anything technically.  It's warning
the average user that having 4 gigs of RAM in their PC doesn't mean that
they'll have 4 gigs of *free* RAM, some of it will be used (when your OS
loads, it uses some of your RAM, and some OSs use lots of your RAM).

You'd have a different sort of warning/disclaimer for hardware that
couldn't make use of all RAM, regardless of the software you run on it.

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